Catherine has been teaching special needs children, seniors and every age in between since 2005. She has taught Yoga classes at Private schools, Public Schools and at summer camps, as well as teaching private lessons.
Catherine is delighted to share her enthusiasm and patience with children and adults alike. She is known to be a gentle and caring teacher who takes the time to find her students’ positive areas and helps to develop them further. Catherine gives credit to Sara and Vaz at Stillpoint Studios for her knowledge in special needs yoga.
Erica attended yoga at The Prem Yoga Studio in West Palm Beach, where she met PremShakti, a devotee of Swami Kripalavandiji (Founder of Kripalu Yoga). PremShakti, saw the light in Erica and spoke to her about pursuing Yoga Teacher Training. She began her training to become a yoga instructor in August of 2009, affirming, “Yes, this was my calling and what I wanted to do, and what I needed to do for my heart to be full.”
Erica graduated December 6th 2009 and is devoting her life to “following the path Swami Kripalavandiji laid for her journey of life, of love, of Yoga.”
Known as Jyoti to many, her given name; “the light of consciousness” is undeniably appropriate to all who know her. She touches the lives of her yoga students, friends, and family with her love of life, irrepressible spirit, wit, guidance, and ability to always have a smile to make even the worst of days brighter. Her friends say that to know her is to love her and that she will undeniably leave an indelible impression on one’s life and one’s soul.
Heather discovered yoga in 2009 while working in a strenuous environment and quickly found it as a spiritual outlet for relieving stress and achieving balanced body and mind. Through extensive study and practice she developed a diverse teaching style for all levels that includes Vinyasa, Power, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Pilates.
Heather received her 200 RYT certification in 2009 in Costa Rica and she holds a Pilates mat certification. Additionally she completed Gravity Group Instructor training by EFI. She is currently working on her Master’s in Exercise Science from California University of PA, and her personal trainer certification (NASM). Heather is looking forward to utilizing this knowledge to help others grow mentally and physically.
Kerry first became interested in health and nutrition in 2003 when she attended the Hippocrates Health Institute Life Change Program in West Palm Beach, FL. Shortly after, she discovered Hot Yoga and immediately recognized its potential to strengthen and heal the body and mind. After years of practicing Bikram, Barkan and Hot Fusion Yoga in Ft. Lauderdale, Kerry moved to Tampa which lead to her to deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga. She was accepted to study with Tim Ganley and Sylvie Binga of the Yoga Energy Studio in St. Petersburg, FL and received her 200-hr RYT certification in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy.
Kerry is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She received her training through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Kerry is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Kerry offers individual health and nutrition counseling to women who are interested in improving their health and the quality of their life. For more info visit www.HolisticHappyHour.com
Laurie is the former owner of HOT FITNESS Yoga of Clearwater & Carrollwood. Laurie has been involved in the Tampa Bay Yoga scene for many years, and will bring a refreshing outlook to the classes that she teaches at Harmony Yoga.
Maria was born with a passion for sports. In high school she excelled at long jump, netball, and hockey, until in her final year Palindromic Rheumatism diminished her ability. Despite her struggles with this painful auto-immune disease, Maria went ahead to take first place at a United Kingdom Tai-Kwon-Do Association tournament. It was because of her own experiences that she began her study of the incredible science of Yoga, and the mind, body, spirit connection to disease.
In 1986 Maria moved to the United States, where she added certifications in Personal Training, and Post Rehabilitative Exercise to her Yoga experience. Her passion for wellness first led to Florida, and then to North Carolina where she was the first person to teach Yoga at the Haywood Regional Hospital, and the Waynesville Recreation Center. Today Maria is back in Florida, where she combines her years of experience in Yoga, and Exercise Training to work with people at all levels of fitness.
Certified Yoga Instructor - Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (VK Yoga Research Center, India)
Certified Personal Trainer - American College of Sports Medicine Post Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist - American Fitness Professionals and Associates